Category Archives: Zambia Elections

13Aug/17

Zambia to Drop Treason Charges Against Opposition Leader – Sources

LUSAKA (Reuters) – Zambia plans to drop treason charges against the country’s main opposition leader and free him from prison on Monday under a deal brokered by the Commonwealth secretary-general, government and legal sources told Reuters. Continue reading

26Apr/17

Zambian court refuses to throw out opposition leader’s treason charge

Zambian court refuses to quash the charges of trying to overthrow the government against opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema and refers the case up to the High Court.
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20Apr/17

Zambian opposition leader’s lawyers ask court to throw out treason case

Zambian opposition leader, Hichilema Hakainde appeared before court to face charges of plotting to overthrow the government. Hichilema was arrested last week in a police raid on his home, raising political tension in a country that has traditionally been relatively stable. Hichilema’s supporters are threatening to go to the streets if he is not released soon.
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18Apr/17

Zambian opposition leader charged with trying to overthrow government

LUSAKA, April 18 (Reuters) – Zambia opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, arrested last week on suspicion of treason, was charged in court on Tuesday with trying to overthrow the government.
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05Sep/16

Zambia’s Lungu to be sworn on Sept. 13 following election win

LUSAKA, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Zambia’s incumbent President Edgar Lungu will be sworn into office for a new five-year term on Tuesday next week, a government official said on Monday.
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25Aug/16
Downtown Lusaka

Zambians feel pinch as election row delays moves to revive economy

Copper slide, unemployment heightens economic pressure.
Pre-election violence, court challenge could delay aid.
Zambia wary of conditions linked to Chinese investment.

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23Aug/16

Zambia’s disputed poll threatens to divide the country, analyst.

Zambia has reported pockets of violence that analysts say could spiral as the country awaits the outcome of a court petition filed by opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema saying the vote was rigged. Some analysts say both sides should consider an all inclusive leadership approach to avoid dividing the country, but some want focus to turn back towards repairing the economy.
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23Aug/16

Zambian regulator suspends three broadcasters for conduct during election

LUSAKA Aug 22 (Reuters) – Zambia’s broadcasting regulator on Monday suspended the licences of three private broadcasters, saying they had posed a risk to peace and stability during this month’s presidential election.
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20Aug/16

Zambia opposition leader files court challenge to Lungu’s re-election

LUSAKA Aug 19 (Reuters) – Zambia’s main opposition leader filed a court petition on Friday challenging President Edgar Lungu’s re-election at the helm of Africa’s second-largest copper producer, saying the vote was rigged.
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19Aug/16

Zambia’s Lungu shrugs off challenge, says will boost growth

Lungu says he’ll take decisive action to lift economy
Africa’s No. 2 copper producer hit by commodities downturn
Opposition challenging Lungu re-election
Adds opposition vote petition pushed to Monday

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